Tweens & Teens

Pre-Empty Nest Thoughts

Summer is over. Boo. The house is WAY too quiet. Boohoo. I just cannot believe how melancholy I feel yet again. It happens every year when my children head back…

Anyone Have a Rooster I can Borrow?

by Ginger Plowman Editor’s note:  This week Ginger Plowman has been a guest on our daily radio program, FamilyLife Today, and has been speaking about “Disciplining With Love.”  We asked…

Tween Beast Revealed

Whine, whine, whine—like fingernails down a chalk board to a mom! Just realize, ladies, once you get that one figured out, there’s more fun on the mothering horizon. When my…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T !

Respect has become something of an issue between my seven-year-old son and myself as of late. It seems from the time I drop him off at school to the time…

Mosquito Ring Tone … What?

My teenage daughter asked me the other day if I knew what a mosquito ring tone was. I replied, “I don’t and quite frankly I don’t care about ring tones….

Normal? I Don’t Think So!

I had myself a little freak out moment today! One of my least favorite places in the world is a mall, but we had to go and boy did I…

Take Deep Breaths!

I am sitting here hyperventilating! I just got a text message from my daughter: “Hey since we dont hav Echo 2nite can i go w j, j & b 2…

Tour of Duty: Housework!

When our first child left for college I was in a panic wondering if he really, really was prepared to live on his own. I started rehearsing a list of…

In One Ear and Out the Other

I was driving around, running errands the other day with the kids when all of a sudden a fight broke out between two of them. Mean words and blame shifting…

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